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Grading

The methods for calculating points and for converting points to grades take into consideration whether you decided to take the optional final.

Note: The grading methods are complicated because they are designed to allow for an optional final such that:

  • If you skip the final, your grade is not effected by those taking it.
  • If you take the final you can improve your grade, but you can't do worse than if you had skipped it.

    Grades will be assigned so that there are approximately 15% A's, 50% B's and 35% C's, although lower grades will be given if appropriate.

  • Skip
    Optional Final
    Take
    Optional Final

    Calculating Points

    Points =
    Homework +
    MidtermOne +
    MidtermTwo +
    Project

     

    Calculating Points

    Points =
    Homework +
    MidtermOne +
    MAX(MidtermTwo,Final) +
    Project

    Assigning Grades

    One point distribution is calculated:

    POINT DISTRIBUTION WITHOUT OPTIONAL FINAL: Calculate the distribution of points that all students have BEFORE taking final.

    Assign grades using this distribution so that there are approximately 15% A's, 50% B's and 35% C's,

    Assigning Grades

    Two point distributions are calculated:

    1: POINT DISTRIBUTION WITHOUT OPTIONAL FINAL: Calculate the distribution of points that all students have BEFORE taking final (same as for those skipping optional final).

    Assign POTENTIAL grades using this distribution so that there are approximately 15% A's, 50% B's and 35% C's,

     

    2: POINT DISTRIBUTION WITH OPTIONAL FINAL: Calculate the distribution of points that ALL students have AT COMPLETION OF COURSE.

    This distribution includes points earned by those skipping the final and points earned by those taking the final (which includes points on final only if they are higher than those on second midterm).

    Assign POTENTIAL grades using this distribution so that there are approximately 15% A's, 50% B's and 35% C's.

    Your grade is the grade assigned above.

    Your grade is the higher of the two potential grades.